MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 12:31
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 534
121% 533 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 577
MC Mixed 506
79% 529 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2239 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 423
Reflection 393
Parallax 452
134% 422 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 410
Splatting 264
131% 301 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 132%
Great: 130%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$129
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 39 38 41 38 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 463
Mixed 337
SusWrite 71.5
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 58.9
207% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 41.5
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 338
186% 171 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 116%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$58
91GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 367 456 443 439 419 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 433
Mixed 416
SusWrite 408
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 58.6
194% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 39.1
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 144
93% 104 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 108%
Great: 126%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$60
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 196 193 201 203 203 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 138
Write 124
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 198
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$110
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 31.2
98% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 26.9
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 5,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $921
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